About this threat

.SIFRELI file ransomware file encrypting malware will encrypt your files and you’ll be unable to open them. File encrypting malware is more known as ransomware, which is a term you ought to be more familiar with. If you’re wondering how your machine got contaminated, you possibly opened a spam email attachment, clicked on an infected advertisement or downloaded something from a dubious source. Carry on reading to find out how infection may be avoided. Become familiar with how to prevent ransomware, because there might be serious outcomes otherwise. It may be especially shocking to find your files locked if it is your first time encountering ransomware, and you have no idea what it is. When you realize that files can’t be opened, you’ll see that a payment is demanded of you in exchange for a decryptor. It is highly unlikely that you will get a decryption tool after you pay, because the people you are dealing with are criminals, who will not feel obligated to help you. We are highly doubtful that criminals will assist you restore files, them simply ignoring you is more likely. Furthermore, your money would go towards supporting other malware projects in the future. There’s also some feasibility that a malware specialist was able to crack the ransomware, which means a free decryptor might be available. Look for a free decryptor before even thinking about the payment option. For those with backup available, just eliminate .SIFRELI file ransomware and then recover data from backup.

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How is ransomware spread

If you are not certain how the infection infected, it could have done it in a couple of ways. While it’s more probable you infected your computer via a simple method, ransomware also uses more sophisticated ones. Sending spam emails and hosting their malware on different download platforms are what we mean when we say simple, as little skill is needed, thus low-level ransomware creators/spreaders can use them. Infecting a machine via infected email attachments is probably most common. Hackers attach the ransomware to an email written somewhat convincingly, and send it to hundreds or even thousands of possible victims, whose email addresses were sold by other hackers. If you know the signs, the email will be pretty obviously spam, but otherwise, it’s quite easy to see why some users would open it. Mistakes in the text and a weird sender address could be a sign that you might be dealing with malware. We wouldn’t be unexpected if known names like Amazon or eBay were used because users would drop their guard when dealing with a sender they are familiar with. Therefore, even if you are familiar with the sender, always check whether the email address is right. Your name not used in the greeting may also hint at what you’re dealing with. Senders who have business with you wouldn’t include common greetings like User, Customer, Sir/Madam, as they would be familiar with your name. As an example, if you get an email from Amazon, your name will be automatically included if you’re a customer of theirs.

In a nutshell, before rushing to open the file attached, ensure that the sender is who they claim they are. And when you visit questionable websites, do not go around interacting with advertisements. If you engage with a malicious ad, some kind of malicious software could download. Advertisements you see on suspicious pages are rarely reliable, so avoid engaging with them. Furthermore, don’t download from unreliable sources. If you are regularly using torrents, at least ensure to read people’s comments before you download it. Software has certain vulnerabilities, which could sometimes allow ransomware to slip into a computer. In order for those vulnerabilities to not be used, your programs need to be updated. When software vendors become aware of the vulnerabilities, they it is fixed in an update, and all you really need to do is install the fix.

What does it do

The ransomware will begin the encryption process as soon as it is launched. It’ll primarily target documents and media files, as you are likely to hold them valuable. Once the files are discovered, they’ll be locked with a powerful encryption algorithm. You will notice that the ones that have been locked will now contain a strange file extension. You ought to then find a ransom message, with information about what happened to your files and how much a  decryption software is. How much you are demanded to pay varies from ransomware to ransomware, the amount may be $50 or it may be a $1000. While you are the one to choose whether you will pay or not, do consider why this option is not encouraged. You need to also explore other ways data recovery could be achieved. It’s possible that malicious software researchers were successful in cracking the ransomware and thus were able to release a free decryption program. It is also possible you have made backup, you could simply not realize it. Or maybe the ransomware left the Shadow copies of your files, which means they may be restorable using a specific application. We also hope you’ve learned your lesson and have obtained some type of backup. If you had taken the time to backup your files, they should be restored after you delete .SIFRELI file ransomware.

.SIFRELI file ransomware termination

Manually eliminating the threat is possible, but unless you are 100% certain about what you are doing, we don’t suggest it. If you make an error, you could end up permanently damaging your computer. What you should do is acquire anti-malware utility to take care of the infection for you. The utility ought to successfully erase .SIFRELI file ransomware because it was created with the intention of terminating such threats. Unfortunately, the program isn’t capable of decoding data. This means you will have to research data recovery yourself.


Learn how to remove .SIFRELI file ransomware from your computer

Step 1. Delete .SIFRELI file ransomware via Safe Mode with Networking

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart. win7-restart .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Networking. win7-safe-mode .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal
  4. Once your computer loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete .SIFRELI file ransomware.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Startup settings. win-10-startup .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal
  3. Go down to Enable Safe Mode and press Restart. win10-safe-mode .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal
  4. Once your browser loads, open your browser and download anti-malware software.
  5. Use it to delete .SIFRELI file ransomware.

Step 2. Delete .SIFRELI file ransomware via System Restore

a) Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP

  1. Start → Shutdown → Restart win7-restart .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal.
  2. When it is restarting, start pressing F8 until Advanced Boot Options appear.
  3. Go down to Safe Mode with Command Prompt. win7-safe-mode .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal
  4. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  5. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win7-command-prompt .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal
  6. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  7. Press Yes.

b) Windows 8/Windows 10

  1. Click the power button from the Start menu, hold the key Shift and press Restart. win10-restart .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal
  2. Access Troubleshoot, select Advanced options and press Command Prompt. win-10-startup .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal
  3. In Command Prompt, enter cd restore and press Enter.
  4. Then type in rstrui.exe and press Enter. win10-command-prompt .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal
  5. In the System Restore window that appears, click Next, select restore point, and press Next again.
  6. Press Yes.

Step 3. Recover your data

If ransomware has encrypted your files, it may be possible to recover them using one of the below mentioned methods. However, they will not always work, and the best way to ensure you do not lose your files is to have backup.

a) Method 1. Recover files via Data Recovery Pro

  1. Download Data Recovery Pro.
  2. Once it's installed, launch it and start a scan. data-recovery-pro .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal
  3. If the program is able to recover the files, you should be able to get them back. data-recovery-pro-scan .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal

b) Method 2. Recover files via Windows Previous Versions

If System Restore was enabled before you lost access to your files, you should be able to recover them via Windows Previous Versions.
  1. Find and right-click on the file you want to recover.
  2. Press Properties and then Previous Versions. win-previous-version .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal
  3. Select the version and press Restore.

c) Method 3. Recover files via Shadow Explorer

If the ransomware did not delete Shadow Copies of your files, you should be able to recover them via Shadow Explorer.
  1. Download Shadow Explorer from shadowexplorer.com.
  2. After you install it, open it.
  3. Select the disk with the encrypted files, choose a date.
  4. If folders that you want to recover appear, press Export. shadowexplorer .SIFRELI file ransomware Removal